Saint Emilion

 

 

The trip from Paris to Bordeaux on the train was fairly uneventful.  When we arrived at the train station, it took us forever to find the car rental agency.  Then, of course, the car we had requested (one with GPS) wasn’t available.  After lunch and a couple of comical episodes, we were able to exchange the car and were well on our way.  It’s actually pretty funny… the car is a great diesel Peugeot, stick shift (they still make those?), and a navigation device that only offers directions in French.  She has a wonderful voice so it makes the turns and roundabouts even more fun.  The difference between straight ahead and turn right is “tout droit” vs “droit” – better pay attention or you might miss your turn.  LOL

We arrived in Saint Emilion and checked into the hotel.  Since it was Sunday afternoon, there were a ton of visitors (mostly French) in the small town – it’s absolutely beautiful!  These are the views from our room:

 

 

And then a few more from the street below:

 

 

 

The town is famous, of course, for its noble wines but is also known for its macaroons…. haven’t tried them yet but it’s next on the list.

 

 

 

 

We had dinner at a very small restaurant in the village on a very steep inclined street – so steep I almost lost my balance on several occasions.  Anyway, the dinner was great and we sat next to a couple from Cape Town, South Africa.  We talked throughout dinner and found out that the husband was originally from Belgium – sorta reminded me of Hercule Poirot.  Those Belgians are hiding in the most unusual places, don’t you think?

In closing, here are a couple of shots of the town after dark.

 

 

 

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    hi marc,
    lovely pictures of this charming town and picture of the full moon is amazing! have a great day! Mary and Dennis

    July 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

  2. EMILion and Raya

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARC!!!!!!!!!!!
    SANAH HELWAH…
    DIE BESTEN WUNSCHE ZUM GEBURTSDAG…
    GRATTIS PA FODELSEDAGEN!!!!!!!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

  3. Marc

    Thanks to all for the birthday wishes….. I had a great day!

    July 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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